Part 1: Naples!
Start of the journey in a v. fancy train (that we would have paid for handsomely had we not had our interrail passes).
We were just going into the room, not knowing what it was, when we noticed the whole floor was made of glass. Very cool, we thought, nice to see the foundations-- well, we saw the fundations, but also a lot of these skeletons. Very cool, very creepy.
This door was originally made in memory of a battle that the king had won. When it was being transported, the boat it was on got attacked and that cannonball has been in there ever since
Ah, beautiful Naples. That is to say, beautiful building area.
A random street. It looks much cleaner than it actually was.
One of the many crypts on the outskirts of the city.
Things from random houses.
Since Capodimonte museum used to be a Bourbon palace, they have all of these beautiful dining rooms and ball rooms and bedrooms and stuff. You could only go in there accompanied by one of the employees.
The height difference beteween ancient and modern Herculeneum.
From the walking bridge.
Chiusi is a nice little town in low Tuscany, on the border of Tuscany and Umbria. It's well-known for the huge amount of Tuscan treasures they found below the city. It was very nice to get away from hectic Naples into the tiny, tiny Chiusi.
Lieke, why did you make a picture of feet? No. I made a picture of that cheese you can see on the floor. Why is there a cheese on the floor?
Because they were playing a game where old men roll cheese down the town's hills, and whichever cheese gets there first wins.
Tuscany (屮≖Д≖)屮彡 ┻━┻
If you don't zoom in, you can't see the image inside of the pot. What did they do with this pot? They bred teeny tiny mice in it. That's right. They bred mice.
The view from the hotel window.
Went to dinner at my friend Paola's house. Milla, my best friend when I lived in Italy, was their au pair when I lived in Lurate. Just before bed the kids just hád to put up a show, and then made me put on that mask too.
L'orrido. Named so because it is very impressive. Basically the river cut right through the mountain so you get a surprise!waterfall. V. cool.
I went on a walk with my friends from the choir I sang in when I lived there. It was nice, very calm, and I got to see some parts of the Como lake I'd never seen before.
After that, I went back to where my parents and sister were camping out.
You couldn't make pictures of the palace, but compared to the garden the palace was modest so it's okay.
Baveno from the boat iirc.